Now, back to the ballroom! Before Dancing With the Stars makes its debut on Disney+, several of the show’s pros showed off their stuff for the official promo shoot.
“The mirrorball’s makeover? It’s a 🔟 from us. 👏,” the reality TV series’ official Instagram wrote alongside the poster on Thursday, August 18. The photo shows the dancers. Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Brandon Armstrong, Daniella KaragachAnd Pasha PashkovDanced under a Mickey Mouse-shaped mirrorball.
“YESSSSSS CANT WAIT,” Carson, 28, wrote via Instagram comment at the time.
The six dancers who starred in the Disney+ photo shoot — and an accompanying commercial — will return to the ballroom when season 31 returns next month. The full list of dancers is yet to be announced as contracts have not been finalized. Us Weekly This is a valid confirmation.
The So You Think You Can Dance The alum, for her own part, sat out the 29th season while she was pregnant by her son Leo. (Carson, her husband Carson McCallisterLater, they welcomed their baby boy in January 2021. While Carson and Lindsay ArnoldBoth were absent during their pregnancies. Many of the others were. DWTS Last year, Burke was one of the pros who took to the floor. Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna JohnsonAnd Sharna Burgess. Karagach, 29 years old, took the mirrorball trophy home with NBA star. Iman Shumpert.
Earlier this year, Disney executives announced that season 31 — and next year’s season 32 — will stream live on Disney+ rather than ABC. Although the casting list was not yet announced, the professionals were supportive of the move.
“I actually find it very exciting,” Chigvintsev — who won DWTS Season 29 with Kaitlyn Bristowe — exclusively told Us The switch will be announced in April. “What also is really exciting is we’re actually gonna be one of the first big shows … to go live on a streaming platform. So, it’s great to be part of Disney family. It’s always a good time. I think it’s very exciting.”
Johnson was also enthusiastic about the change. “I’m so excited,” the 28-year-old pregnant reality star told Us June “I think change is scary in general, but I think it also ignites a new spark and [brings]This is refreshing energy. … I’m just excited to see where the show goes. I think it’s amazing that we’re gonna be the first live show to be on their platform.”
While the Utah native hasn’t confirmed if she would return to the show amid her pregnancy, she told Us that the Ukraine native, 36, was “really excited” about returning to the stage despite exit speculation.
“So, the funny thing is we actually don’t know if we’re coming back until right before the season [starts],” Johnson said at the time. “But yes, I know that Val is definitely excited to come back for another season and I think that he’s in the best shape of his life right now. I’m not sure what happened to him [this year], but he is snatched.”
DWTS season 31 — which will be hosted by Tyra BanksFormer champ Alfonso Ribeiro — premieres on Disney+ Monday, September 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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